The QED Group, LLC

  • DHIS/Health Informatics Expert

    Job Locations TZ
    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    11/30/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, Global Health, Innovations and Data Analytics and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management..

     

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal for the USAID/Tanzania Vector Control Activity and is seeking a District Health Information Software (DHIS)/Health Informatics Expert. The purpose of the Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVC) is to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania to improve health outcomes. Authorized under USAID/Tanzania’s Comprehensive Health Service Delivery (CHSD) Project Appraisal Document (PAD), this project is critical to the achievement of USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Tanzania. The Activity has five objectives:

    • Objective 1: Determine the ITN population access among targeted populations and the quantity of ITNs needed in the coming year to maintain high population access to ITNs’;
    • Objective 2: Deliver Insecticide Treated Nets to targeted populations;
    • Objective 3: Implement social and behavior change communication (SBCC) as and where needed to ensure uptake and use of ITNs in the NMCP, ZAMEP and PMI priority regions;
    • Objective 4: Provide annual guidance on effectiveness of vector control interventions used in Tanzania; and
    • Objective 5: Provide guidance on new evidence-based vector control approaches that show potential for successful outcomes in Tanzania and, when appropriate, assist with implementation of proven approaches.

    Responsibilities

    The DHIS/Health Informatics Expert will lead technical interventions to improve the quantity, quality, and usability of data generated through a range of eHealth systems by the Government of Tanzania and its ministries, USAID and its implementing partners, and other local stakeholders.  Key responsibilities will include:

    • Facilitate requirements gathering and system design process with USAID and other stakeholders.
    • Build and organize local development and implementation team.
    • Provide project management leadership and intensive support for first 6 months to one year of design and implementation process.
    • Build in-country capacity in DHIS2 configuration, development and technical support
    • Ongoing mentoring and support.
    • Develop interoperability/data exchange between DHIS2 and other systems.
    • Develop and customize DHIS2 instances to meet particular country or project needs.
    • Work with technical staff to facilitate DHIS2 installation and implementation by advising and supporting the national governments to standardize the roll-out process.
    • Support capacity building to develop and deploy DHIS2 based national electronic HISs like the Routine HIS (RHIS) or electronic disease surveillance systems.
    • Support capacity building to enhance in-country understanding of staff on eHealth Architecture and the relevance of the DHIS2 based HIS within that architecture.
    • Advise on developments in use of technology in information systems.
    • Advise on ways and means to assure electronic data management standards including data confidentiality, data quality assurance, and data integrity.

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree (MPH, MS, MIS, MA, other) in computer science, informatics, public health or related fields such as health systems or health information
    • 5+ years of experience in the development and operations of Health Information Systems (DHIS2 knowledge and practical experience) including specific work supporting DATIM.
    • Experienced in applying user-centered requirements processes in customization or application design.
    • Experience developing web-based and/or mobile applications, web-oriented programming language (e.g. Java, Java Script), and Unix/Linux system management.
    • Expert in the use of database management systems (MS-Access and Visual Basic are vital, SQL language, SQL server or MySQL preferred) and in the operating environment of Microsoft XP or further upgrades.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously in cross-cultural settings with other project staff, host country counterparts, USAID, consultants, other donors and international organizations.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

     

    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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